Collection of USAF Aeronautical Charts.
8 charts. 560 x 735 mm, with key printed on the back. Scale 1:1,000,000.
Substantial set of first edition U.S. pilot charts from the Second World War. Includes 2 maps of the Arabian Peninsula (668 and 669), depicting the border region of Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the Aden Protectorate and covering the area between the 42nd and 54th meridian east, and between the 16th and 20th parallel north. Also shows the Frasan Islands as well as large parts of the Rub' al Kahli desert with sections marked "unexplored", the city of Salala constituting the easternmost point.
Further, two maps of Iran (429 and 443) between the 53rd and 60th meridian east, and the 28th and 36th parallel north, identifying Kerman, Yazd and Birjand.
The remaining maps cover western Afghanistan (439), labelling Herat and Farah, central India (559), with cities such as Jabalpur, Bhopal and Achalpur, and the Indian Ocean showing the Chagos archipelago (1037) and Comoro Island (1052).
Chart no. 1037 dampstained with loss to the centre, chart no. 669 lacks approx. 5.5 cm, clipped away at upper margin. Remaining maps with occasional small tears, but overall in good condition.